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Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm PST
the kevin collins. who went missing in 1984. here's a map to show a couple of key locations in this case. on the day kevin went missing, he left basketball practice at saint agnes high school in the haight. he was last seen at oak street and masonic. today -- bones were found in a home on masonic. near page street. kron-4's reggie kumar begins our live team coverage in san francisco. reggie, what's the latest? >> reporter: the bones were discovered on the masonic st. but they are from an animal, not a human. san francisco investigators say cadavar dogs indicated the presence of possible human remains under the concrete floor of this home near the 1100 block of masonic street. several people spent most of tuesday removing large chunks of concrete, and dirt in order to locate the remains. once they were found, the medical examiner determined they were animal bones. so they may not be linked to kevin collins, who disappeared in 1984.police say the resident who lives in the home is not a suspect, i knocked on the door. but no one answered. emma marson lives next door. she says detective
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
block away from the bus stop where kevin collins was last seen waiting for the bus all of those years ago. his mother says police have confirmed the activity out here involve his case. they still have crime scene tape around the house. investigators have been searching. this afternoon the county sheriffs office confirmed sfpd requested a cadaver dog. we saw some of the concrete. police nor the fbi are saying much of anything. on the phone today collins' mother ann said police did find something that is being sent to a state lab for testing. kevin collins disappeared on february 10, 1984 after leaving basketball practice a little early that night. his case made national news and was one of the first high profile missing children cases in san francisco. collins' face was all over fliers and milk cartons in those days before amber alerts and the internet. we had a chance to talk to neighbors today. one neighbor told me when her husband went down to ask about why police were out here searching this area the name kevin collins was already on her mind. tonight we are hearing again from his
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
information must be gathered before he will name a person of interest in the case of missing kevin collins. investigators dug up flooring at this house yesterday. just a block away from where he disappeared in 1984. >> in going over the cold case the inspectors developed news information, conducted some additional investigation. there is more investigation being done but it was enough to get a search warrant to go back there. >> the police chief says theman who lived at the -- the man who lived at the home was a person of interest but he died a few years ago. the search warrant remains sealed. >> kevin collins' mother lives in contra costa county and told ktvu's rita williams she is finding comfort in her family. >> today i don't know what i am feeling. i was numb all day yesterday. still numb. i didn't sleep well last night. >> she said she learned from the media, not police that authorities found something in the home. despite that she said she is thankful that maybe she will know what happened toher son. -- to her son. you can watch the interview on our website, www.ktvu.com. >> kevin collins disappea
KRON
Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm PST
home in san francisco, in connection with the 19-84 disappearance of kevin collins. the latest on the search. plus, new reaction from family members and neighbors. i'm pam moore. we'll see you at eight. developing tonight at eight o-clock. a new search for answers in a decades- old disappearance. investigators swarm a san francisco home. looking for clues about the fate of 10- year- old kevin collins. the san francisco boy who went kron-4's justine waldman begins our live team coverage. of this still developing story. from san francisco's haight- ashbury neighborhood. with today. justine? just moments ago. we heard from one of kevin collin's brothers. who opened up about the new developments in the case. >> we had cadaver dogs they were discovered underneath the crotch. those phones were taken for testing. further analysis will be done to find out exactly what the nature of those bones are, human, or other. the people that are incurred habitants, are not a suspect in this case. the people that are-the current have and that' habitants of the up te rolling are knocke are not flasf that
KRON
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
picture with a search warrant has been served or 10 year-old kevin collins went missing in 1984. we have a reporter on the scene and will have updates throughout tonight to newscasts. >> catherine: the overall on immigration big changes, coming up. >> severe hazing at 1 high school why police are getting involved. >> of violence in oakland at a tipping point. police officers were shot, and children were shot what drastic measures people are calling for. . look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
targeted this house in connection with the disappearance of kevin collins. >> reporter: the recent search warrant tied to kevin collins' case is sealed but -- >> it is hurtful. brings back memories. >> doesn't seem real. >> it is real. kevin collins disappeared 29 years ago while on his way home from school. yesterday the san francisco police department searched this home blocks from where he was last seen. >> the inspectors developed news information that conducted additional investigation. it was enough to get a search warrant. >> reporter: what was the evidence? the records office said the warrant was returned this afternoon but it was sealed. the police chief said a man who lived at the home was once a person of interest, that man has since died. >> you know what, they have more investigating to do. and as they do that, when they think it is ready you will get you the person of interest. >> reporter: the chief said today the phones -- the dogs hit on here at the home yesterday appear to be the bones from a animal but they will make the final call on that. tonight on the 6:00 p.
KRON
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
year-old kevin collins who went missing almost 30 years ago. >> good morning it is wind's aim anny hong . >> i am james. it was back in 1984 when 10 year-old kevin collins went missing. he was last seen leaving basketball practice at st. agnes school in the haight . >> we have a map that shows the important location the story. after living say agnes school cannon was last seen at a bus stop on oak street and masonic. the bones that police on earth are located in a home on masonic near page street. we've since learned of the maize appear to have belonged to an animal and are not human although investigators say more testing needs to be done. kron 4 spoke to kevin collins mother over the phone. she shared her thoughts. moments after the police told her about initial search at a home. >> i have been numb that is all i can say. it is hurtful to see them at that age especially my son who was a year older than kevin. he is the same size as kevin was. i can look at him and say that is how can unlooked. >> it all comes up. >> we had a chance be to kevin's brother brian collins. he agreed t
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
kevin collins. rita williams just spoke to his mother. rita will tell us she is feeling. >> back here in 10 minutes. right to your city. how warm it's going to be tomorrow. it will be warmer. see you back here. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. e e. >>> in washington some lawmakers are considering testimony from doctors today about the nation's shortage of doctors and a flood of new patients coming their way. lawmake
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
the news. tara moriarty joins us from san francisco with the new lead in the kevin collins case. good morning, tara. >> reporter: the last person that kevin collins was seen talking to was a tall blond man with a black dog and a person matching that description was a person of interest in the case. used to live at this home here. he has since died. investigators revisiting the case realized that cadaver dogs were never used during the search of a home. san francisco police and fbi agents spent 12 hours out here. they did detect remains under the garage door. this is just blocks from where ten-year-old kevin collins was last seen waiting for a bus after school at masonic and oak back in 1984. >> we were able to pull up the concrete and discovered there were bones located underneath the concrete. medical examiners did respond on scene. they did a preliminary investigation of the bones and they believe it to be animal origin. not human origin. >> reporter: we want to emphasize the people that live in the duplex are not suspects. the man that was a person of interest was questioned
KICU
Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
years ago. kevin collins was on his way home from basketball practice when thy vanished from a bus stop. ouramber lee is where authorities have been searching. >> just a short while ago law enforcement wrapped up their search. it took place inside in two- unit home with the lights on. >> we this evening she tells us police did find something that they sent to a state lab for testing. cadaver dogs might have found remains under the con can crete floor of the garage. preliminarily it appears they are animal bones and not how many. one neighbor tells us she's unsettled by the search. >> >> reporter: what's you're reaction? >> tearerfullying. especially in your own neighborhood. it's been a long time ago but in everyone's minds there's also fear. >> reporter: the search has attacked a lot of attention in this neighborhood. people telling us they remember kevin collins being among the first missing children casings getting widespread attention. >>> we have more details now from our past coverage of this case. we spoke to kevin's mother a decade ago when she showed us pictures right before th
KICU
Jan 29, 2013 11:30pm PST
missing boy is back in the news tonight. kevin collins was on his way home from practice when he vanished. healther holmes has been tucking with family members but we begin with amber lee where today's search took place. amber. >> reporter: julie the 12 hour search ended at about 6:30 tonight. kevin collins was last seen standing at a bus stop right where i am. and the search took place across the street outside blue home with the white trim. a police source characterized this as a quote check box investigation to revisit all suspects and leads from the kevin collins case. one neighbor who's the mother of two children tells us she's unsettled by the search. >> what's your reaction as a mom. >> terrifying. especially in your own neighborhood. i mean it was a long time ago but i think in everyone's mind there's always a fear. >> reporter: san francisco police set up a search headquarters. >> they did had a hit on remains that were underneath the garage in this location. >> reporter: investigators found small bones underneath the concrete floor. >> they believe it to be of animal or
FOX
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm PST
haener. the case of a missing boy is back in the news tonight. kevin collins was on his way home from practice when he vanished. healther holmes has been tucking with family members but we begin with amber lee where today's search took place. amber. >> reporter: julie the 12 hour search ended at about 6:30 tonight. kevin collins was last seen standing at a bus stop right where i am. and the search took place across the street outside blue home with the white trim. a police source characterized this as a quote check box investigation to revisit all suspects and leads from the kevin collins case. one neighbor who's the mother of two children tells us she's unsettled by the search. >> what's your reaction as a mom. >> terrifying. especially in your own neighborhood. i mean it was a long time ago but i think in everyone's mind there's always a fear. >> reporter: san francisco police set up a search headquarters. >> they did had a hit on remains that were underneath the garage in this location. >> reporter: investigators found small bones underneath the concrete floor. >> they believe
KRON
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
at five. new information in the kevin collins kidnapping case. kron 4 has uncovered the identity of a person of interest. in the 19-84 san francisco abduction. kron-4's maureen kelly found out more about who lived in a house. which police recently searched for clues. >> reporter: we have just learned of a primary person of interest. we just ran a background check on the person of interest in the kevin collins case. as we said dan therrien, who went by the name kelly. died he wore his blond hair, shoulder linkage to the last person the scene shoulder- length. in 2008 - and he lived in the house where investigators dug up bones on tuesday. the san francisco police department showed up with pictures of the tenants. he died in 2008 but they still say that dan therrian is a person of interest his partner, does not believe to be a person of interest. the landlord did not want to go on camera but he is shocked to hear that his former roommate crude be involved. >> we justl had background chstand as imagine, he died in 2008 in the live in the house the statethe state and nationwide criminal
KRON
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm PST
information on the suspect in the kevin collins kidnapping case. his name. where he lived. and whether he has a criminal past. next. plus, right now, rescuers searching the rubble. after an explosion in a mexico city skyscraper killed more than a dozen people, and trapped even more. developing tonight at eight. right now. rescuers in mexico city are searching for survivors. trapped in debris after a deadly explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state- owned oil company. this video just came into our newsroom. at least 14-people have been killed in the blast. and as many as 80-others were hurt. the blast damaged at least three floors of the building. the explosion actually occured in the basement of a building next door. the cause is still being investigated. new details in the kevin collins kidnapping case. kron-4 has uncovered the identity of the primary suspect. in the 19-84 san francisco abduction. grant lodes is following developments in the case. grant. >> reporter: the prime suspect name is dan therrien.who had at least three san fransico addresses. we also ran a background check
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
in the disappearance of a 10-year-old boy. his name, kevin collins last seen way back in 1984. just yesterday police serving a search warrant on a home that's just blocks away. "today in the bay" has the latest on the twist. good morning. >> if you have lived in the bay area long enough you remember. in fact, i can remember seeing kevin collins picture on the back of the milk cartons when i was a little girl. when i was enjoying my morning cereal. that's how long ago this happened. he was one of the first missing children to appear on a milk carton. 29 years later and investigators were at this home on the 1100 block of ma sonic avenue yesterday. think drilled through the floor where cadaver dogs picked up a scent and they found bones. the medical examiner says they appear to be animal bones. that's not certain. the bones are undergoing more testing. we are now waiting to hear the results. the dig happened in the vicinity of where kevin collins disappeared. we spoke to his brother who still lives in the bay area. steven collins tells us kevin was on his way home from basketball prac
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
francisco police have new leads in the disappearance of a 10-year-old boy. kevin collins was last seen in 1984. police serves a search warrant. >> good morning. this is one of the stories that if you have lived in the bay area you can remember. he was one of the first kids to appear on a milk carton. investigators were back out at this home on ma sonic avenue between page and tate. we are in the hate ashbury district. they drilled through the concrete garage floor where cadaver dogs picked up a scent. sure enough they did find opens. the medical examiner says they appear to be animal bones but it's not certain. it happened where kevin collins disappeared on february 10, 1984. we spoke to his brother who lives in the bay area. kevin was on his way home from basketball practice and was last seen near oak and ma sonic. he said they have been through it before. >> we're skeptical until something really concrete is shown. >> it's important -- it would be nice to have that concrete closure, the real closure. >> reporter: neighbors say yesterday wasn't the first time investigators have b
KRON
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
information in the kevin collins kidnapping case. kron 4 has uncovered the identity of a person of interest. in the 19-84 san francisco abduction. kron-4's grant lodes found out more about who lived in the house. which police recently searched for clues. the primary suspect - dan therrien went by the nickname kelly.and died in 2008. kron four talked to therrien's former landlord - who owned this sunset district home. that's where therrien and his partner, jack chow moved into in 1997. prior to that, the two lived in the masonic avenue home where police dug up bones on tuesday. that haight-ashbury home on masonic is across the street from saint agnes - where kevin collins attended basketball practice before vanishing in 1984. therrien's former landlord says the suspect wore his blond hair shoulder length - similar to description of last person seen talking to collins before he disappeared. the landlord tells us sfpd's cold case unit recently showed up with a picture askinge remembered about them. therrien's former partner jack chow - the other tennant - is not believed to be a suspect. after
KRON
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
answers. but questions still remain. what happened to kevin collins. back in 1984. the 10-year-old boy who vanished in san francisco. tonight -- we know, investigators found something in the cold case that caught their attention. it brought them back to a house on masonic avenue. a home that investigators searched when kevin collins first disappeared in 19-84. the exact nature of that tip or clue. is still part of the sealed search warrant. tonight. kron-4 spoke with kevin's mother.s he shares her theory of what she thinks could have happened. >> i always thought that a witness saw a newsman talking to my eighth little boy . maybe he thought the above boiler was torn to protect them and maybe the man lured maybe he thought that the should never have been on that corner. and maybe that's tall blond man with the black dog could have lured kevin with the dog... >> investigators are testing the animal bones. to make sure it is not kevin. the lead investigator who handled the case when it broke in 19-84. says during his search he uncovered tunnels under haight street. but he is not sure
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
>>> a possible break in the kevin collins case. we will tell you what investigators found inside a san francisco home that could possibly generate leads in a decades old missing person's case. >>> we are following develops news. a six-year-old boy is being held hostage after a deadly shooting on a school bus. >>> changes coming to the golden gate bridge. >>> thank you for joining us it's wednesday, january 30th i'm pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. steve paulson is off today. mark tamayo is in. >> we are off to a cool start. you want to bundle up for the next few hours. as my mama always said dress in layers because it will be nice this afternoon. we have temperatures starting out in the 30s and 40s. but then a little warmer into the afternoon hours as readings back up to near 60 degrees. a little bit warmer than yesterday. coming up we will take a look at the forecast highs in your neighborhood and a few more changes developing just in time for your weekend. >>> we begin with a new development in the missing case of a boy that disappeared nearly 30 years ago. they sea
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 1:05am PST
kevin collins missing child case in san franciscoen urge cs people to help -- in san francisco encourages people to help. >> i hope they recognize the feedback and realize that the missing children is not an isolated incident. >> the family says what gives them some hope is jay see -- jaycee-duguard who was found years later. >>> tonight details you will only see on abc news as investigators retrace the steps of the man suspected it in the kevin collins case. that 10-year-old was last seen in 1984 leaving basketball practice at st. agnes high school. the man police are investigating known as kelly lived just blocks away at a duplex on ma -- masonic avenue. yesterday they dug up the basement looking for evidence. they found bones, called though an early review indicates they are animal bones. investigators are now searching for a car that kelly used to own. they asked one of the lead investigators why police keep focusing on him. >> is he the strongest suspect you have? >> yes, i would say he is. i am saying he is. >> a source says investigators flew to canada to interview kelly
KOFY
Jan 31, 2013 12:00am PST
steps of the man suspected it in the kevin collins case. that 10-year-old was last seen in 1984 leaving basketball practice at st. agnes high school. the man police are investigating known as kelly lived just blocks away at a duplex on ma -- masonic avenue. yesterday they dug up the basement looking for evidence. they found bones, called though an early review indicates they are animal bones. investigators are now searching for a car that kelly used to own. they asked one of the lead investigators why police keep focusing on him. >> is he the strongest suspect you have? >> yes, i would say he is. i am saying he is. >> a source says investigators flew to canada to interview kelly's former partner who lived with him at that home on masonic. that man knew of no connection between kelly and kevin collins. >>> the super bowl is four days away and while the 49er prees pair to win, the city leaders prepare to deal with the consequences. they are determined to keep fans from getting carried away like some did after the world series. leslie brinkley is live at the foot of market street in san fr
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm PST
investigators removed possible evidence from the home. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared february 10th, 1984. he was last seen at a bus stop. it is a block away from today's search. abc7 news broke this story this afternoon at 4:00 with details on the investigation that no one else has. john alston spoke with kevin's mother and brother. >> kevin, colin's mother said the family would have performed some form of closure -- preferred some form of closure. the bones indicate they were from an animal, but a final determination has to be made. police finally left the home after an all day search for the body of kevin collins. the boy's mother getting calls and e-mails of support. >> partly relief it is animal bones. partly sorry it is not closure. especially for my children and my grandchildren. >> only abc7 news was here this morning as san francisco police and the fbi began their search of the basement. a cadaver-sniffing dog detected something in the floor and city crews tore up a portion of the concrete discovering some bones. sources with knowledge of the investigation tell abc7 news th
KOFY
Jan 30, 2013 12:00am PST
investigators removed possible evidence from the home. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared february 10th, 1984. he was last seen at a bus stop. it is a block away from today's search. abc7 news broke this story this afternoon at 4:00 with details on the investigation that no one else has. john alston spoke with kevin's mother and brother. >> kevin, colin's mother said the family would have performed some form of closure -- preferred some form of closure. the bones indicate they were from an animal, but a final determination has to be made. police finally left the home after an all day search for the body of kevin collins. the boy's mother getting calls and e-mails of support. >> partly relief it is animal bones. partly sorry it is not closure. especially for my children and my grandchildren. >> only abc7 news was here this morning as san francisco police and the fbi began their search of the basement. a cadaver-sniffing dog detected something in the floor and city crews tore up a portion of the concrete discovering some bones. sources with knowledge of the investigation tell abc7 news th
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
blocks away from where kevin collins was last seen. we will be following it closely tonight and bring you an update at 6:00, reporteding live, nbc bay area news. >> we remember that case well. kevin collins would have turned 39 years old last week. thank you. >> san jose police have arrested two more suspects in connection with the home invasion robbery of an elderly couple. a total of three men behind bars tonight, apparently involved in a three-day crime spree, in all of the crimes, police say that the suspects had weapons and assaulted, every case in san jose. the three men reportedly tied up the couple and ransacked the home. and they stole the cars. the quest for the super bowl championship is on. >> it's the big media day, there are 5,000 media members from all around the world. new orleans, today, peppered the 49ers and the ravens with hundreds of questions. some serious questions and others silly, but all of it mandatory for the players and coaches. we have a team reporter in new orleans. including jim kozimore. what did the team have to say today, jim? >> it was a lot of fun
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
the kevin collins missing child case in san franciscoen urge cs people to help -- in san francisco encourages people to help. >> i hope they recognize the feedback and realize that the missing children is not an isolated incident. >> the family says what gives them some hope is jay see -- jaycee-duguard who was found years later. >>> tonight details you will only see on abc news as investigators retrace the steps of the man suspected it in the kevin collins case. that 10-year-old was last seen in 1984 leaving basketball practice at st. agnes high school. the man police are investigating known as kelly lived just blocks away at a duplex on ma -- masonic avenue. yesterday they dug up the basement looking for evidence. they found bones, called though an early review indicates they are animal bones. investigators are now searching for a car that kelly used to own. they asked one of the lead investigators why police keep focusing on him. >> is he the strongest suspect you have? >> yes, i would say he is. i am saying he is. >> a source says investigators flew to canada to interview kelly
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
headlines. the disappearance of kevin collins. we've just learned that today's dig in san francisco has turned up something but investigators aren't sure exactly what that something is. right now there's a heavy police presence near the intersection of mesonic and page just south of the panhandle near golden gate park. for the very latest bring in jean elle. what do we know this hour? >> reporter: we now know the san francisco police department dug a hole here and recovered some woen fragments. the focus is the yard right next to that greenhouse. sources say the bones appear to be animal, but the medical examiner is now taking a closer look at those bones. the san francisco police department, the fbi and the alameda county sheriff's department served a search warrant here at 7:00 a.m. related to the kevin collins case. the alameda county sheriff's department says they provide add cadaver dog for the search. construction workers say police dug a hole between two homes, removed some evidence, and then asked the workers to fill that hole in with concrete. kevin collins was 10 years old
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 4:00pm PST
-old kevin collins was seen he became the first missing child pictured on a milk carton. investigators search aid home on oak and messonic street them. believe a man that used to live in the house may be responsible for the abduction of collin autos a source tells abc 7 news cadaver sniffing dogs located something under the floor in the basement them. did find bones in the area, now being analyzed. >> the residents who live at the home passed away sometime ago. we're told he was ax<-Ñv person interest of during the investigation into this child's business dis appearance. we're going to have the latest at 5:00 and at 6:00. so stay with us. major breaking news on this major missing persons case. three decades old. >> three men face charges today for a home invasion robbery in a three day crime spree in san jose. police say the men -- they're responsible for a total of four robberies and a stabbing. abc 7 news is live in san jose wlaitest for us. the crime spree had residents on edge over a week. now, they can breathe easier. waits here in san jose that three men rang the
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> developing news in the search of a home for the remains of kevin collins, 10 years old and kidnapped 29 years ago in san francisco. we broke the story of the search at 4:00 p.m. yesterday, and the preliminary assessment of bones discovered in the basement floor indicate that they are from an animal but a final determination has to be made. he disappeared in 1984 on the way him from school at st. agnes and last seen at a bus stop a block away from where yesterday's search unfolded. abc7 news reporter will have a live report with more coming up in 30 minutes. >> police have released sketches of two men who wounded four teen boys in a drive-by shooting. the pair is believed to have shot the teens last monday after one victim was mistaken for a gang member because of the shoes he was wearing. all four teens were treated and released at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries between the ages of 13 and 16. >> a survey of alameda county homeless population could show the depth of the recession, trying to determine if the numbers are up from the 4,200 last counted in 2011. today is the
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
news in the senator of a home for the remains of kevin collins the ten-year-old boy who was kidnapped 29 years ago in san francisco. abc7 broke the story of the search on abc7 at 4:00 yesterday. bones were discovered borrowried beneath a basement floor of a home. it is likely they are from an an an -- from an animal but final testing has to be done. amy will have a live report with more in 30 minutes on that story. >> testing is underway for the golden gate bridge new electronic toll system. our news reporter cornell bernard joins us with what to expect drivers out there. cornell? >> eric, starting today there is in such thing as toll evadeers on the golden gate bridge, everyone from now on is now known as customers. the first step in the change to all electronic tolling, no more toll takers, the conversation could happen in march, but this morning, the system is going live in a test mode to work problems out. drivers will not notice anything different but folks who do not have a fast track trans ponder have several ways to pay the toll. >> we have a new system called the toll invoice
KRON
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm PST
kevin collins. tonight -- we are hearing from the missing childs parents -- and learning more about possible suspects. but first -- justine waldman just talked to the chief of police. she is standing by with what is happening now. >> reporter: the chief told me "we never give up." and while it seems now the search on tuesday did not find kevin collins. it did reignite the cold case. we have learned police interviewed a person of interest back in 1984. who lived at the house where the search took place on tuesday. at the time, that man allowed police to search his home on masonic ave. that man was never arrested and has since passed away. here is more from the chief: >> "in going over the cold case the inspectors developed some new information they did more investigation, there is more investigation that needs to be done but it was enough in concert with the fbi to get a search warrant to go back there we have better tech now the cadaver dogs went through there. they did both hit on a location it appears the hit that they hit on are the bones of an animal but the me is still going th
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 11:00pm PST
analysis is under way. the dig happened a block away from the last place 10-year-old kevin collins was seen on february 10th, 1984. people who lived in the neighborhood when he vanished say his disappearance gripped the community. >> the whole community was involved. that somehow because the picture was everywhere. we might see the boy. >> reporter: no one ever saw collin again. many hope 28 years later, sfpd has some answers for the collin family. >> hopefully for the family there is some sort of solace. >> reporter: now tonight san francisco police say the people who currently live in this home are not suspects in this case, but a person of interest when collin disappeared did live here. this investigation is ongoing. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thank you, jean. let's turn things over to george kiriyama now. he joins us live. george, you sat down with collin's brother this evening. you said the family is taking a wait and see approach? this has been a long road for them. >> it has been a long road. and he says he is not going to read too mu
ABC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
remembered kevin collins. >> i would be happy to hear that if this is the case it would be solved and give peace to the family. >> police closed off the swaurk. homicide inspectors and fbi agents went in and out of the house, two sources who acknowledged this investigation told abc 7 news that they believe a resident may have been responsible for the abduction. the 10-year-old boy disappeared almost three decades ago from this neighborhood, leaving basketball practice at st.ing aness school and waited for a bus down the street. the house which police searched is across the from the church school. a nationwide search ensued. his picture placed on milk cartons one of the first missing children to be publicize that had way. posters went up. thousands of tips poured into police and nothing materialized. decades went by. a new cold case unit began reviewing the case again. evidence led them to this hois, a person of interest interviewed during the investigation. police searched this home and found nothing. the cold case unit wanted a more thorough search. this afternoon a cadaver sniffing dog f
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Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm PST
to you later, thanks. >>> new developments tonight in the decades old search for kevin collins. investigators have zeroed in on a house just a block from where the boy vanished back in 1984. cbs 5 reporter, don knapp, on what they found. don. >> liz, many of us who covered this story of kevin collins, as the first really big case of a missing child. despite tremendous efforts, police and countous stories, the case revealed how frustrating a case could be of a missing child for everyone involved. police aren't saying why they renewed their search. cadaver dogs indicated there were bones not far from where kevin was last seen. >> the concrete was removed and several bones were located. the san francisco medical examiner's office did respond to evaluate the bones. at this time, under preliminary investigation, it's determined that the bones are believed to be of animal remain, not human remains. >> in february of 1984, kevin was last seen at a bus stop on his way home from basketball practice at st. agnus school. it was a first in a series of searches in the 80s and early 90s. he was supposed to
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Jan 29, 2013 9:00pm PST
of 10-year-old kevin collins. >> we have team coverage for you tonight. 7 news i team talks exclusively with missing boy's mother about the man with the big black dog. >> also tonight. late ruling on san francisco no more nudity ordinance. >> who gnaw wearing hat was so funny. we are in new orleans funny. we are in new orleans as niners share >> brother and sisters all grown up. he's still 10 years old. >> mother of missing boy talks to the abc 7 news i team about her son disappearance 29 years ago. as police conduct a new search today near the place where he was last seen. this is exclusive video from the wlous investigators were literally digging for evidence today. good evening. it is a missing person case that drew national attention and has baffled family and investigators for decades. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared in 1984 on his way home from school at saint agne agnes. last seen at bus stop at oak and masonic in the haight. that's just a block away from today search unfoldd with crime scene investigators and the fbi. 7 news reporter vick lee was there all afte
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
kevin collins went missing many years ago. ann. >> reporter: anyone who is around the bay area or california remembers the kevin collins case and now it is all centered on the duplex here behind me. they found some bones there. now, the preliminary analysis shows that they were animal bones. but police say that further analysis of the bones is necessary. they're not saying a whole lot else this morning. kevin collins last seen about a block from here on the way home from basketball practice back in '84 on oak street. witnesses say he was pushed into a car with two teenagers wearing mohawks. police aren't saying why they have renewed their search for kevin. but we know cadaver dogs did indicate that there were bones beneath the concrete floor of a garage in this duplex here on masonic and police said a man who lived in the house at the time did match the description of a man seen talking to ken. that person has sense died. we did speak with a neighbor though who knew the two men who lived here in '84. >> i don't know if they did. i don't know. but i'm just saying that they were inv
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 1:05am PST
-year-old kevin collins disappeared february 10th, 1984. he was last seen at a bus stop. it is a block away from today's search. abc7 news broke this story this afternoon at 4:00 with details on the investigation that no one else has. john alston spoke with kevin's mother and brother. >> kevin, colin's mother said the family would have performed some form of closure -- preferred some form of closure. the bones indicate they were from an animal, but a final determination has to be made. police finally left the home after an all day search for the body of kevin collins. the boy's mother getting calls and e-mails of support. >> partly relief it is animal bones. partly sorry it is not closure. especially for my children and my grandchildren. >> only abc7 news was here this morning as san francisco police and the fbi began their search of the basement. a cadaver-sniffing dog detected something in the floor and city crews tore up a portion of the concrete discovering some bones. sources with knowledge of the investigation tell abc7 news they think a resident who once lived in the lower
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
search for kevin collins. >> a record setting),5ko penalty for the richmond refinery fire, what happened before, during and after that fire? >> both of them are themselves. and... >> we're going hear from jack and jackie harbaugh on the match up of their sons as they take the spotlight at the super dome. >> also from new orleans tonight, wayne5axf÷ freedman uss voodoo to predict the super bowl winner. >> last night, abc 7 news broke the story. new search for evidence in the disappearance 29 years ago, of kevin collin who's still hasn't been found. >> they found bones believed to be from an animal. investigators continue to persue new leads in this case. >> let's turb to abc 7 news vic lee with more information you'll see only on abc 7 news. vic? >> bones mentioned may be from an animal, but they're not sure. that is why they're sending it for analysis to see what just what they are. the inspector says regardless that have outcome, he believes they're on the right trail. >> you can see the strongest suspect you have? >> yes. boy say he is. >> the inspect jor talking about a perf
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Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
away from where kevin collins disappeared in 1984. >> reporter: san francisco police are expected to release the name and the photo of the man who used to live in this house on masonic. he is longer alive but was a person of interest in the kevin collins. he was questioned after kevin vanished. he had an allah lib by -- alabi. the medical examiner believes the remains that they did found here are that of an animal. the last person kevin collins was talking to was a tall blond man with a big dog -- big dog. the man described like that used to live here. the dogs were never used in the initial search. so that's they came back. >> i just hope there's closure for the family members. very sad story. >> reporter: neighbors we talk to say the school kevin attended st. agnes never recovered after the disappearance, closing a few years later. >> right after that, st. agnes started to pull some of their children out of the school. >> it's concerning. >> reporter: this morning, neighbors are really just amazed that this case has resurfaced. kevin's mother says she feels numb and doesn't know wh
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Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
francisco boy. 10-year-old kevin collins vanished on february 10, 1984. as he walked from basketball practice at st. agnes school to a bus stop at oak street and masonic avenue. bryan -- brian flores joins us from a home just a block away where investigators search for clues related to the disappearance. >> reporter: behind me is the home where local and federal investigators were searching for clues in the 29-year-old case. pretty quiet now. we're also expecting a picture of a person of interest from the original investigation. he has since died. we have yet to receive that but we did speak with a person who knew the family and he says right now it's bringing up mixed feelings. >> i saw posters. i answered the phone. i did anything they wanted me to do. >> reporter: michael sharp from san francisco remembers the search for collins, not only was he a volunteer for the search but knew the family. he's concerned for their well being just like he was almost 30 years ago. >> i was scared. i was shaking. i could hardly sleep last night. thinking about it. what the situation was. but i did
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
is in the haight-ashbury neighborhood with the renewed search now for kevin collins. here on masonic and page things are back to normal. there were bones found in the duplex here behind me but the preliminary assessment is that those were animal bones. further analysis is necessary. 10-year-old kevin collins was last seen a block from here at a bus stop on oak street on the way home from basketball practice at saint agnes school in 1984. witnesses at the time say he was pushed into a car with two teenager with mohawks. police aren't saying why they are renewing the search but cadaver dogs indicated there were bones under the concrete floor of a garage here at the duplex on masonic. >> the concrete was moved and several bones were located. the san francisco medical examiner's office responded to evaluate the bones. at this time, under preliminary investigation it's determined the bones are animal not human remains. >> reporter: police said the man who lived in the house at the time matched the description of a man seen talking to kevin. that person has died. police say the people who
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
testing to make sure but they think they do not belong to kevin collins. >> thank you, amy. abc7 reporter first broke the story. it is part of an investigation by the abc7 i-team so stay with us for continuing coverage of the kevin collins case. >> meantime the family of a dublin girl who disappeared 24 years ago today plan to hold a walk tonight as they have done in past years. she was 13 when she disappeared in 1989. she was walking home from school to ice skating lessons and her family and supporters will walk the route she was taking when she was last seen. the walk begins at 7:00 p.m. at wells middle school and proceed sees to st. raymond catholic church where a prayer service is held. >> kickoff for super bowl xlvii is now four days away and today the 49ers get down to business holding practice at the new orleans saints practice facility. the niners are following the normal practice routine prior to the game on sunday. the team has experienced being away from home based out of a hotel. they have taken a week-long trip each of the last three seasons. guess what? they were 3-
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
home? >> they wonder if the bones could be those of kevin collins but they say it looks to be that of an animal and you have to wonder if his mother got sleep. she was worried she wasn't going to be able to sleep after everything that happened. look at this video, exclusive video you will only see on abc7 news of investigators arriving at a home on masonic yesterday morning. we were the first to bring you this story. the police cold case unit looked at evidence trying to find out what happened to ten-year-old kevin collins who disappeared in 1984 at ten. the case attracted national attention. police did dig up some bones at the home yesterday but later said they do think they are possibly those of an animal. we spoke with his mother last night after we found out they are likely animal
KOFY
Jan 30, 2013 11:30am PST
old case of a missing child in san francisco. we broke that story yesterday. kevin collins disappeared in february of 1984 and last seen at a bus stop in the haight-ashbury. amy joins us from the home that was searched by cadaver dogs. >> people say it has been painful to relive the memories of kev his disappearance. investigators stirred up old emotions yesterday morning when they arrived in the neighborhood and searched a home here at masonic and page in haight-ashbury looking for evidence in the disappearance of kevin collins. he was ten when he vanished. police found bones under the concrete floor but they believe they are animal bones. this is drawing out hope and disappointment again for the family including the mother and collins, and those in the neighbor. >> shaky. i was scared. shaking. i could not sleep think about it, what the situation was. i did get some sleep but i was worried about anne, that is who i am worried about. she is the one, really, that is having a problem right now. >> police were here at home all day yesterday and into the night. it was the cold case unit t
ABC
Jan 30, 2013 11:00am PST
yesterday. kevin collins disappeared in february of 1984 and last seen at a bus stop in the haight-ashbury. amy joins us from the home that was searched by cadaver dogs. >> people say it has been painful to relive the memories of kevin and his disappearance. investigators stirred up old emotions yesterday morning when they arrived in the neighborhood and searched a home here at masonic and page in haight-ashbury looking for evidence in the disappearance of kevin collins. he was ten when he vanished. police found bones under the concrete floor but they believe they are animal bones. this is drawing out hope and disappointment again for the family including the mother and collins, and those in the neighbor. >> shaky. i was scared. shaking. i could not sleep think about it, what the situation was. i did get some sleep but i was worried about anne, that is who i am worried about. she is the one, really, that is having a problem right now. >> police were here at home all day yesterday and into the night. it was the cold case unit that decided to take another look at the home. a man who was a "p
NBC
Jan 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
here at 7:00 a.m. related to the kevin collins case. the alameda county sheriff's department says they provide add cadaver dog for the search. construction workers say police dug a hole between two homes, removed some evidence, and then asked the workers to fill that hole in with concrete. kevin collins was 10 years old when he disappeared here. it was february 10, 1984, when he didn't return home from basketball practice. he was last seen at oak and mesonic talking to a man. that location is just two blocks from where they are now searching. neighbors say they remember the high-profile abduction 28 years ago. >> it was very odd that no one had seen anything or couldn't recall anything, and i think the neighborhood would be very happy to know the case is solved now. >> reporter: we do have some video from 1984 of the search effort for collins. the 10-year-old was one of the first missing children to appear on a milk carton. the case and child abduction gained national attention. here in san francisco police searched and posted flyers while they followed leads. collins was never found.
KICU
Jan 30, 2013 11:30pm PST
to this case. >>> another missing child case making news this week involves kevin collins. yesterday, there appeared to be a break in the case. police chief greg suhr said investigators are focusing on a man who lived in that home at the time and has since died. >> in going over the cold case, the inspectors developed some new information, they conducted additional investigation, there's more investigation being done. >> suhr did not say when testing would be completed on bones found from the garage in the home. they appear to be from an animal, not a human. the chief said the forensics are much better now than in '84 when the boy vanished. bringing hope that police will find out what happened. rita williams has followed the collins case from the very beginning, and she sat down with kevin's mother this afternoon at her home in contra costa county. >> reporter: photographs are about the only physical reminders this mother has of her missing son, kevin collins. frozen in time at 10 years old. >> today i don't know what i'm feeling. i was numb all day yesterday. i think i'm still numb.
FOX
Jan 30, 2013 10:00pm PST
this week involves kevin collins. yesterday, there appeared to be a break in the case. police chief greg suhr said investigators are focusing on a man who lived in that home at the time and has since died. >> in going over the cold case, the inspectors developed some new information, they conducted additional investigation, there's more investigation being done. >> suhr did not say when testing would be completed on bones found from the garage in the home. they appear to be from an animal, not a human. the chief said the forensics are much better now than in '84 when the boy vanished. bringing hope that police will find out what happened. rita williams has followed the collins case from the very beginning, and she sat down with kevin's mother this afternoon at her home in contra costa county. >> reporter: photographs are about the only physical reminders this mother has of her missing son, kevin collins. frozen in time at 10 years old. >> today i don't know what i'm feeling. i was numb all day yesterday. i think i'm still numb. i didn't sleep very well last night. >> reporter: that'
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
. ktvu tara moriarty joins us now from san francisco with a new lead in the kevin collins case. >> reporter: good morning. local and federal agents were out here for 12 hours yesterday jackhammering the cement of the garage you see in the home behind me here. they were looking for human remains. it looks like they did not find any. but there are still important clues that could lead to a break. the last person kevin collins was seen talking to at a bus stop was a tall blond man with a black dog. he was a person of interest in this case. and a man matching that description used to live at the home here. he has since died but investigators revisiting the case realize that cadaver dogs were never used during the search of the home. they brought them in and discovered bones under the garage floor. but medical examiner believes they are those of an animal not a human. >> i'm thinking of his family, really. to not know for 30 years. >> reporter: now another neighbor says the school never recovered after his disappearance. >> the school did close shortly two or three years after that.
CBS
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
the scene with what neighbors remember about the time kevin collins went missing. >> reporter: good morning. there were some bones found in the duplex behind me. they are animal bones but further analysis is necessary. 10-year-old kevin collins was seen a block from here on the way home from school in 1984. witnesses say he was pushed into a car with two teenagers. police aren't saying why they have renewed their search for kevin but we do know cadaver dogs found bones under the concrete floor of the garage in the duplex. police say a man who lived in the house at the time matched the description of a man seen talking to kevin. that person has since died. but we spoke to a neighbor who knew the two men who lived here back in '84. >> i don't know if they did. i don't know. but i'm just saying that they were investigated by the police since kevin was taken. they had the dog, a black dog, and they were taken to be questioned and they were let go. >> reporter: police say the people who live in the duplex now are not suspects. kevin's mother lives in concord. she says these developments
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
year old boy who disappeared more than 30 years ago. kevin collins. this is after 1984 when he went missing. we will turn to mike pelton who is live at the scene with the latest. >> good morning daria. this home one your screen is becoming a big target for this investigation. this goes back three decades. if this is just a block of where he was last seen in 1984. he was at a nearby bus stop as he waited to go home from basketball practice. authority served a search warrant. the diver dothey dug ie ground and found bones said that ball were human remains but it turned out to be from an animal. >> we will now go for the press conference.res coming in m new orleans. as you see here is jim harbaugh. he met with the players yesterday and he actually got together for a team photo and your legs. off you can see them lining up. he took some time now to praise his brother john harbaugh 4 we will face off against. >> he is a great coach. he is very talented. i think i am have a coach that he is. i might be a little bit generous because i have less experience than he has. i have less playoff e
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